After 5 years riding for Calle, we are proud to release our first Pro
model deck from Kenneth "King" Evangelista. Hard work, determination and
perseverance really paid off! Congratulations bro! Check the video below ;)
2014 Chrome Coveted Jersey designed by Death Spray Custom
The Coveted Jersey can’t be purchased. You must win a race to own
one. Have the skills; reap the reward. Wear it with pride. It’s our way
of giving a bit back to the heroes that spend thankless hours organizing
their races and those who test their mettle and climb to the top step.
Like mercenaries sent to battle paid only with adrenaline and
endorphins, each week around the globe racers contend in back alleys,
busy streets, and city tunnels to claim the glory amid their mass of
peers. Battles are fought between friends and short cuts found by the
canny. Beers are drank and road rash mended. Street racing is rad. For
those with the taste for camaraderie and glory there is no substitute.
To make our Coveted Jersey worthy of the fastest riders in the most
competitive street races each year we partner with artists and designers
that inspire us. In the past, the jersey has been designed by Garett
Chow (2010), James Sellman (2012), and Sean Light (2013). All three are
incredibly talented; all three can pedal the shit out of a bike.
To continue the pedigree of the Coveted Jersey in 2014, we reached out to London based artist Death Spray Custom.
DSC works with mediums he says are "dangerous" or "travel fast." We’ve
more than admired his work for a while. He’s worked with our friends Adam Eldridge on a frame and Thor Drake
on 21 Helmets. He’s written that, “if the activity requires a helmet to
be worn then the activity is well worth doing” and says, not including
his art, the thing that gives him the greatest sense of accomplishment
is “scoring some super rare bike shit on ebay.” Death Spray Custom gets
it, he just does. Using his lust worthy SATA spray guns and Swann &
Morton scalpels (“so sharp you don't feel it when you accidentally slice
your finger open”), Death Spray Custom creates his stunning work in
a “modest, cozy” space in South East London. While he dreams of a
studio capable of holding C-130, his space puts an emphasis on vibe
rather than volume. A vibe that he has spent time to curate and
describes as a “1980’s gas station from a Burt Reynolds movie.”
With the 2014 coveted Jersey, Death Spray Custom was inspired by the
disruptive camouflage pattern named Dazzle that was used on ships during
WW2. “To cut a long story short, it was a genre of camouflage used by
the navy to disguise the orientation of vessels being observed by
U-boats. There are a few different styles; the most iconic is the
monochrome block style that is most commonly associated with the term.
Camo is something that as a pattern maker, I adore as a thing of beauty,
from it’s natural origins to the military use. Chrome
digs Dazzle, and as South East London’s leading camo aficionado I
created a Chrome monogram pattern so all riders who score one can evade
U-Boats with ease.” We are again inspired by the work of our friends.
Now go find a race (or throw one of your own --> Coveted Jersey Call for 2014 Coveted Jersey Races Blog) and see if you have the mettle to score a 2014 Coveted Jersey.
The weather did favored yesterdays Go
Skateboarding Day, it was perfect! Congratulations to all the winners,
organizers and of course to all skateboarders who shred all day. Until
next year, lets make it even better!